What a tiny company wants

Subject: What a tiny company wants
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 14:22:41 -0400

You're right -- no one should pay for more than they want, and it's
unlikely that a tiny company would want that kind of content management

That having been said: A lot of tiny companies will hire a tech writer
for just one task, with no guarantee of FTE. *Sometimes*, the writer
demonstrates additional skills that the company does want. If the added
value to the company is higher than the continued cost of employment,
there's your FTE.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura Lemay
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 1:05 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Guess what: we suck!
> ... I've come across a bunch of really tiny
> companies over the last ten years who look
> at professional technical writers and
> wondering what it is they're paying $50-
> 100K per year for exactly when they can
> hire freelance writers to do much the same
> thing for far less money and get what they
> see as better quality writing. No, they
> don't get complex single-sourced content
> management systems in DITA. They get a book
> in PDF, or a small collection of web pages.
> That's all they want...

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